Friday, October 7, 2016

Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, UND Aerospace Foundation, N602ND: Accident occurred October 06, 2016 at Phoenix–Mesa Gateway Airport (KIWA), Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

UND Aerospace Foundation:

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA014
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, October 06, 2016 in Phoenix, AZ
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N602ND
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The operator reported that during a training flight, the flight instructor attempted a go-around on runway 30 right. When power was applied, the airplane yawed to the left, struck a runway remaining sign, and bounced off the ground. The flight instructor moved the throttle to idle, the airplane settled to the ground and rolled onto runway 30 center, and stopped. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the aft fuselage bulkhead and horizontal stabilizer.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

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